I’m looking for your input on the second part: whether sending the fingerprint
of an error report to eclipse.org
before the user explicitly agrees to send the error itself is considered a privacy issue. My personal take is that the fingerprint itself does not contain any reasonable private information. However, under some conditions committers may be able to “see” which errors a user hits on his machine even if he does not send the error report ( IFF we'd send the reporter id along with the fingerprint or would track the reporter’s IP address - which we do not do
I find the last sentence confusing. :)
Can you clarify:
- what is a reporter id?
- how is it related to the proposal, i.e. checking for known error information as fingerprints?
- why is it necessary for the proposal?
- is the reporter id an "opt-in"?